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Pipe bomb found in Tyrone village

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The discovery of a pipe bomb in the village of Coagh, County Tyrone, forces a number of families to spend the night out of their homes.

It was discovered at about 2245 GMT on Friday in the Windsor Villas area.

The area was evacuated while the Army dealt with the device. It was described as "viable" by police, who removed it for further examination.

DUP assembly member Ian McCrea said there had been a spate of attacks in the area in recent weeks.

He said there had been incidents of harassment such as windows being broken, but he added: "This latest disgraceful step is vastly different and extremely concerning."

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